Here's an edited remix

Saturday, December 6, 2014

A Beautiful Christmas Song

Well, I've gotten some great feedback about my new release. The one comment I keep getting about "This Is The Birth" is that this is a "Beautiful Christmas Song." Well, like the "Little Drummer Boy" , I too have no gift to bring except this simple, from heart song. Here is the detail from SoundCloud:
Here is a simple song about the birth of Christ, described simply from almost a child's point of view. This song can be considered an "unfolding" of the life of Christ and his mission. Musically it's a folk/jazz backdrop with some rock-ish guitar solo. Not melancholy, but moody, almost like feeling the awe of first seeing the child and his mother.
I know I have been getting many people listening to this song, even overseas, but I need your help. So please share this song!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Christmas Song Preview 2014



Last year I posted a demo version of one of my Chrstmas songs, "This Is The Birth" to see what people thought. I was shared a little late in the season so I didn't get much feedback. The feedback I did get was pretty good so I decided to finish the song and round it out.

It will be officially released December 2 on CD Baby as MP.3. IN the meantime I want to give you a preview of it. The offical CD Baby description of the song stats as follows:

Here is a simple song about the birth of Christ, described simply from almost a child's point of view. This song can be considered an "unfolding" of the life of Christ and his mission. Musically it's a folk/jazz backdrop with some rock-ish guitar solo. Not melancholy, but moody, almost like feeling the awe of first seeing the child and his mother. 

Well, you know Christmas songs are usually meant to explain the Nativity narrative of Jesus Christ in song. One thing that is common with most Chrstmas songs is that they are written in major key. (most, but not all.)

This song is not in a traditional major key. The chords are mostly major sevenths because they  have that bell-like quality. I puposely avoided using the over-used Christmas or jingle bell sound. Something can sound like Chrstmas without jingle bells. Refer to Frank Sinatra songs for proof, who was a master at singing a song and emoting it to sound like Christmas.

My vocal style is a little subdued and the original had a Rod Stewart type quality to it. This final version has new vocals which is my unique sound. I had to refrain from singing too deep and tried to get a nice mid range quality to it. It's not perfect, but hey, I'm a composer not a full-fledged Amercian Idol singer. Duh!!

I listened to the final just a few minutes ago and yes, now I see my Robin Trower influence. I'm more or less referring to his acoustic and light electric styles, as well as tempo. The man is phenominal and I've learned a lot from his songs.

Enough talk!

Here is This Is The Birth . . .

This Is The Birth . . . by Rob Lattin Music

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Going Under Construction

Howdy you all! My page and my Reverbnation profile is currently under construction.

Although you can still purchase my songs on Reverbnation, I've taken the full streaming versions off for now as I wanted to tweak some of the songs. I am busy working on my "Sonic Dimension" music as well as Mad Experiment.

In the meantime go to Chicago Blues Blog-A-Zine to read the first issue I just published

Friday, January 10, 2014

Christmas All Year Long!

CHRISTMAS ALL YEAR LONG!
Wouldn't It Be Nice?

Wouldn't it be nice if we could spread cheer and good tidings every day of the year?

Wouldn't it be nice if Christmas lasted all year long?

In a way it can. Be generous and caring to others. Worship and love your God. Turn the other cheek and go the extra mile!

Good News Bad News

I've got good news and bad people. First the Good News (usually we get the bad first, but bad is not really that bad). I have taken my two Christmas songs and have decided to keep them on this page indefintely. They are now below my posts and you can listen to them anytime you want.

Now the bad News . . . the FREE download period has expired. I even let the free period go 4 days longer than it should. Some people did the songs free and I thank all of you. Many have heard the songs and I got great reviews. NOW - you have to buy the songs direct from from me if you want them. 99 cents for the two - not bad ay? 

Potential Good News

Me and the little woman (with a voice like an angel) may get around to recording a Christmas CD this summer, hopefully in time for Christmas 2014. These two song may or may not be included on the album but we're hoping for something new and exciting. We need some financial backing on this as we may need to go to Nashville to record it. This is all a big "IF". 

Right now we're finishing up with the new Sonic Dimension album (these are not Christmas songs) so we'll see how things go.

God Bless You and Merry Christmas All Year Long!
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This is from a poem I wrote two years ago which has turned into a song - the first part only

Christmas All Year Long!
(C)MMXIV Robert Lattin. All Rights Reserved

If you see a neighbor could you spread some cheer
or greet a stranger without some fear
or help a small child to cross the street
and smile at everyone you meet

If you can do these things, you can't go wrong
for it's like Christmas all year long!
So can you try these things and sing this song
so it's like Christmas all year long?

Pretty spiffy so far, huh?

  • Check out my Super Blog page Rob Lattin Music Super Blog  and click on the Licensing tab. Just added it - in case you want to collaborate or get license or just drop me a line.


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